for Adult and Community Educators

Become one of Ireland's Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Advocates

SDG Advocate Training

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Are you looking for an opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in Global Citizenship Education (GCE)? Do you want to join Ireland’s network of Active Citizens and create long lasting positive change at a local and global level by contributing to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS)

The SDG Advocate Training offers 26 active citizens in the Adult and Community Education sector an opportunity to become one of Ireland’s SDG Advocates. This training course encourages participants to deepen their understanding of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals and lead transformative sustainable change in Ireland.

Project Coordinator: Margaret Downey


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SDG Advocate Training 2023

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Our Training Model

Phase 1 — Explorative

The first phase will take place in May 2024.

An introduction will be provided on the concept of Global Citizenship Education, Development Theories, The Sustainable Development Goals and what these terms mean from an Irish and Global perspective. There will be an emphasis placed on critical analysis, discussion, problem solving and our role as active citizens.

Phase 2 — Action

The Action phase will consist of an exciting yet challenging 3-day experiential learning residential in June. Individual and group coaching and mentoring sessions will take place in July and August and a further 2 full day workshops in August. The emphasis will be placed on design thinking, discourse analysis, Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey and values and frames. The Action phase is planned to aid Advocates in the process of planning and implementing community projects aligned with the SDGs.

Phase 3 — Reflection and Next Steps

The final phase will incorporate a 2day residential in late September and preparation for an interactive Exhibition of Experience where Advocates will have an opportunity to showcase their Stories of Action to the general public in October.

The four pillars of Global Citizenship Education will be a red thread throughout the 7 month Journey.

Problem Solving

Systems Thinking

Active Citizenship

Critical Thinking

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